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Optomeyes doctors and patients donate to CNIB

In support of vision health month, Dr. McRoberts and Dr. Bowden donated $2 from every eye exam fee for the month of May to the Canadian National Institue for the Blind (CNIB). We also received donations from many patients - on behalf of the CNIB, thank you!

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Dr. McRoberts (right) presents the donations to David Thompson (left) of CNIB

From the Vision Health Month Website:

"May is Vision Health Month, and CNIB is challenging Canadians to take action to maintain their vision health so that we can eliminate avoidable sight loss in Canada. Vision loss can happen to anyone, at any age, but many Canadians aren’t aware that 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated. Our goal? To reduce the number of Canadians who needlessly lose their sight each year by 50 per cent by the year 2020. That’s 22,500 Canadians whose sight could be saved every year – the size of a typical town."